13th International Kalamela - the biggest Pravasi youth festival outside India, organized by KELI Switzerland - is scheduled for 14th and 15th of May 2016 in Zurich Switzerland. The online registrations are opened on 1st March 2016.
The contestants coming from different parts of the world compete in dance, music, fine arts and media events. This year, there are 17 attractive events. The north Indian classical dance form βKathakβ is reintroduced as a special event based on public demand. An open painting competition is also introduced in 2016. Being an open event, the budding artists get more than two months to showcase their creativity and painting skills.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of all the events will be awarded certificates and trophies. The best performing male and female artists will be awarded with prestigious Soorya India Gold Medals, in addition to the βKalathilakamβ or βKalaprathibhaβ trophies. The overall champion in non-dance events will be awarded with Fr. Abel Memorial Trophy and Certificate. The overall champion in dance events will be awarded with βKeli Kalaratnaβ Trophy and Certificate. JANAPRIYA Awards will be given for the media events (Photography, Super Short film and open painting) based on public voting.
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Keli International Art Exhibition 2016
Keli is proud to present outstanding collection of paintings that are of international quality and interests. This art gallery will exhibit works from professional and amateur artists and is sure to inspire art lovers.
The art works will also be available for sale to interested buyers and hence patronize the artistic works of great talents!
Playback Singer Biju Narayanan will join us for Kalamela 2016
Keli International Kalamela has turned out to be the International Event for all young artists who want to test their ability against other talented counterparts in most of the known forms of Indian Arts.
When Keli is getting ready to host this most acclaimed and prestigious event outside India, hundreds of most talented artists will travel from different parts of the world to contest in fifteen different disciplines in four different age groups.
After the scintillating successes of previous years, preparations are underway to organize yet another Mega Mela on 14th and 15th May 2016 for our young artists hailing not only from Pravasi backgrounds, but also for anyone who has learned the rich art forms India has to offer.
In its pursuit towards universality, Keli is lifting the pravasi barriers in all the age group, for any versatile artists, who may qualify to compete in this prestigious event
Our Vision is to bring together all the talented young performers and artists of Indian classical dances and other art forms from all over the world and to provide them with a genuine platform for cultural and artistic development.
Our Mission is to contribute immensely to safeguard and nurture our centuries old rich culture and traditions through investing in its various forms and faces. We would like to be known as Guardians of Indian Art and Culture..